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Dr. Travis Howard, DO

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Howard

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726 N Greenfield Rd Ste 105 Gilbert, AZ 85234

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Dr. Travis Howard, DO is a general surgery specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 and specializes in general surgery.


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Dr. Howard removed a lipoma thing from behind my ear, and it was so painless. He explained everything he was going to do before he did it and eased my worries. I would definitely recommend him to any family or friends for any thing.
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Dr. Howard is a gifted and brilliant surgeon. After two prior surgeries for the same problem, he performed surgery on me. I ha little to no pain, was up and walking the very same night, no pain meds needed . His explanations before and after surgery left me at ease and with no fears. It is rare to find such talent and yet personal skills these days and he sure fills both of these needs.. I would recommend anyone to see him needing surgery. Younger, gifted and well experienced. Thank you!!
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The stress of a pending surgical procedure was eased by the professional office staff and Dr. Howards confident assurance of a successful hernia repair . Choosing to have the procedure done at the Surgery Center of Gilbert was a positive experience from the time I walked in to the time I walked out . Thank you Dr. Howard and your great staff for a JOB WELL DONE .
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I had two hernias in my abdomen, which he repaired. He went over everything with me and I felt comfortable with going ahead with my surgery. When I went for my surgery check up after the surgery he again went over everything he had done and answered my questions. Very satisfied and would go to him again if I needed to. Linda Reese
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First time ever having surgery. He explained what he was going to do. How long it was going to take and the recovery time. Was very open and honest with me. Made me feel at ease going into surgery.
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I was referred to Dr. Travis Howard by Dr. Grossklaus, a highly respected urologist. I kept an open mind and was blown away by Dr Howard's knowledge, professionalism and bedside manner. My surgery and recovery for my double hernia was flawless. I highly recomend this doctor for hernia surgery and ive heard he also is highly sought after for other surgeries like GERD/acid reflux which im also in the process of pursuing. I've referred several people to him and you will not be let down, truly one o
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In January, 2017 Dr. Howard performed gallbladder removal and hiatal hernia repair surgery on me. This was the first time I had ever had any kind of surgery. In my first meeting Dr. Howard explained the surgery to me and then listened to my questions and he took the time to answer each one of them. My surgery went well. Dr. Howard is very respectful, compassionate and really cares for his patients. I will recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you, Dr. Howard and God Bless.
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I was referred to Dr Howard by a top Urologist (Dr. Grossklaus | Southwest Urologic Specialists P.C.) who is an instructor at Mayo Clinic and is highly sought after and respected by his peers. I went in with an open mind and was blown away by Dr Howards knowledge, professionalism and bed side manner, truly a scholar and a gentleman. My surgery (double hernia in groin area) was flawless and recovery has been amazing. I highy recommmend this surgeon and have to many friends already. Thanks Travis!
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Horable Surgeon. I had him perform a inguinal bilateral hernia repair 1 year ago. He left me with chronic pain and testicle issues. One testicle is way up high and the other way way low. About 2 inches apart in length. I now have this deformation for life. I have had constant problems since the surgery last year. He said before surgery maybe less then 10% will have problems but nothing said about making my testicles deformed. Not to mention a surprise medical bill for a surgeon assistant. BAD Dr
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He listened to me, viewed results and quickly came to a conclusion about the procedure/care I needed. Very impressed. Great surgery result.
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Biography

Dr. Travis Howard, DO is a general surgery specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Tulsa Regional Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Oklahoma State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship Hospital
2001
Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1995
Brigham Young University
Undergraduate School
2006
2002
2001
1995

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(480) 926-3353

Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Arizona Foundation
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Care1st Health Plan Arizona
Health Net Access
Mercy Care Plan
Phoenix Health Plan
Banner Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Humana
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
MultiPlan
One Health
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Howard's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard performs Gallbladder Removal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

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  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Anal Fissure
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Melanoma
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)